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Services and support
Section category: Services and support

CYP: Physical Health: Service and support available locally

The local information on services and support available to children and young people (CYP) in Hackney and the City of London. Prevention services and support locally Obesity Dental Health Substance misuse Sexual and reproductive health Identification and early intervention services and support locally Obesity Substance misuse Sexual  health Treatment, care and support services and support …

Alcohol – Services and support available locally

Prevention work is carried out in schools, colleges and youth hubs by the local Young People’s Substance Misuse Service, which works in Hackney and with young people in the City of London. The service provides awareness sessions as part of PSHE in schools along with targeted group work, and was recently expanded to include a …

Services and support – Dietary behaviour change

Data reported in Local Data and Unmet Need suggests that awareness of what constitutes a healthy diet is high in Hackney (at least in terms of stated knowledge of the ‘5-a-day’ guidelines), but this does not appear to be translating into healthy dietary behaviours (a minority actually meet these guidelines). Only through a better understanding …

Services and support – Dietary interventions of relevance across the life course

Improving the food environment Various regulatory, policy and targeted interventions to improve the local food environment are described in the ‘Society and environment’ JSNA chapter. These include a Healthier Catering Commitment award scheme for hot food takeaways in Hackney, Local Plan policies to limit further proliferation of such takeaways near secondary schools, as well as …

Services and support – Dietary interventions for adults

In Hackney and the City, Bags of Taste is a local charity which runs a course to promote dietary change in adults, specifically targeting spending on takeaways, by providing cooking equipment and ingredients to take home (see case study in Box 7). The course uses cooking and budgeting skills to prepare healthier versions of takeaway …

Services and support – Dietary interventions for children and young people

For information on obesity treatment and prevention (as well as dental health interventions) in this age group please see the ‘Children and young people’ JSNA chapter. Get Hackney Healthy also runs projects aimed at the 5-19 age group. Health Heroes is one of the main programmes for school age children and works with targeted primary …

Services and support – Dietary interventions for early years

For information on nutritional support during and after pregnancy, including local breastfeeding programmes and Healthy Start vitamins and food voucher schemes, please see the ‘Children and young people’ JSNA chapter. Get Hackney Healthy is a local programme to promote healthy lifestyles in families and young people. There are several projects aimed at the 0-5 age …

Diet – Services and support

This sub-section provides a snapshot (at the time of writing) of local services and support available in Hackney and the City under the headings designed to align with content listed under the Evidence and good practice page. These are: Dietary interventions Behaviour change